Badr al-Ibrahim is a Saudi writer, analyst and author.
Comment: Long-praised as a democracy in a region of autocracy, Israel remains a highly militarised state.
Comment: Military "interventions" in the Middle East have spread instability and destroyed societies - the very conditions that these interventions were often intended to prevent or ameliorate.
The failure to address fundamental economic issues has undermined the revolutions of the Arab Spring.
The recent fatal attack raises questions about sectarian divisions in the kingdom, and the need to adopt a more inclusive model of citizenship.